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Hungry for Change

School: High Tech Elementary Chula Vista

City/State: San Diego, CA

Grade(s): 4

Format(s): Book

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Health and Wellness

Project Overview

Students examined the requirements associated with the National School Lunch Program, visited local schools, and interviewed a wide range of experts (operations staff, policy experts, registered dietitians, food vendors, and their Congresswoman). This collection includes their recommendations to the local committee tasked with selection of local food vendors as well as student written reflections on what makes a healthy lunch, what schools should serve, what guidelines the National School Lunch Program should have, and what we all can do to eat better at school.

A copy of the book can be purchased here.

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • A great example of high-quality collaborative student writing for an authentic outside audience.
  • An excellent example of wide and varied experts and useful fieldwork.
  • An engaging, compelling and important topic for students.

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can write an opinion piece that supports a point of view with reasons and information.
  • I can produce writing that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • I can conduct a research project to become knowledgeable about a topic.
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